DESPITE only being in existence for around five years, The Bad Shepherds have recently released their third album and on this form, and with huge support, seem to be just getting into their stride.
Obviously, the main draw to the show was comedian, actor and accomplished amateur chef Adrian Edmondson. He's been on our television screens and in our lives for more than 30 years, but the seemingly ageless and multi-talented performer appeared happiest when thrashing his mandolins and delivering measured, yet no less positive, vocals from classics of the punk era.
The folky twists on songs from the likes of the Sex Pistols, The Jam, and Madness, among others, managed to mix the well-known lyrics with sounds and unusual instruments in unique ways, but making them warmly familiar.
It was an expert mash-up of genres made possible not only by the mercurial Edmondson but also by his superb bandmates, namely the multi-faceted Troy Donockley and the effortless brilliance of fiddler Andy Dinan.
This trio of musicians are, in essence, recreating a period of history with tunes from our formative years, but transforming them and transposing them into something we can appreciate with a more rounded view of music and enabling us to enjoy them all over again.
As always, Edmondson threw in the odd jokey little anecdote, but it's the music that really drove the show, as evidenced by crowd favourites such as God Save the Queen and Road to Nowhere.
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